Kolkata’s Street Art / Wall Art / Graffiti: Be Amazed!

kolkata street art, kolkata street art festival. nirbhaya, la martiniere

The Kolkata street art scene is intriguing, to say the least; as intriguing as the entire concept and evolution of the street art across the globe. I took an interest in this after I came across the Kolkata Street Art Festival and had set out to find different such pieces across the city. The street art across the globe has […]

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God Brahma will not give Alimony to ex-wife. This is why!

(Disclaimer: This post does not intend to hurt any religious sentiments of the practicing Hindus. This post is supported by statements made by the Priest in Brahma Temple, Pushkar and an actual court case.) Who amongst us has not heard about God Brahma? According to legends, God Brahma married a cowherd’s daughter to complete religious rituals because, his erstwhile wife, […]

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Moushuni- The Plight of West Bengal’s Virgin Islands

mousuni islands, rajatabha ray

  Nestled between the hazy silhouettes of Jambu Dwip, Sagar Dwip, Henry Island and Bakkhali lies the rustic and virgin island- Moushuni. Not many tourists are aware of this island or its plight in contemporary times. But an expedition conducted especially for the bloggers and photographers led me to discover this island. One of the epitomes of off-beat travel that […]

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The Chennai Travellers Meet!

Marina Beach, Chennai sight seeing, chennai bloggers meet, chennai travellers meet

I’ve always believed in the power of ideas and that it can transform lives, make business and take the society forward. One such idea was creating a very organic group of like-minded travelers in this nation who enjoy traveling, hosting travelers, photographing, blogging or are travel startup owners. In Kolkata, we had one such “Travellers Meet” on 4 May 2016. […]

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The Holi of my imaginations,

holi, nandgaon, srivatsan sankaran

The word “Holi” creates vivid imagery in our minds. Especially if you are a Bengali who has grown up listening to either Ranga Hashi Rashi Rashi, Oshoke Polashe, Ranga nesha… or Khelbo Holi Rong Debo na, Tai kokhono hoye? And must have once definitely giggled while playing Holi with a select few friends or perhaps a cousin when they come […]

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The thrill that Himalayan Drive 5 is!

Himalayan Drive 5

  The sun refused to set as the dense fog enveloped the mountain. The driver drove past the road beside the tea gardens, miles along the twisted narrow lanes and hair pin turns. Tired but equally thrilled, I kept looking at the cars as they “navigated” their way through during the Himalayan Drive 5.     Picture this – the […]

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7 Reasons why you should travel young!

why travel solo

I’m now friends with a lot of young people. 53% of my FB page followers, 45% of my Instagram followers, 60% of last-4-months-blog readership are below 24 years of age from primarily Kolkata and Delhi. This article is dedicated to them.     Most of us, young city-bred travelers have grown up racing with the other rats. We often fail […]

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Experience at the Naropa Festival 2016

Naropa Palace, Naropa festival

Blogging about culture gives me enough opportunity to read, experience and learn. After I photographed the Chham dance in Sikkim, Buddhism has gradually formed a major aspect of my life and travel. I’ve always looked forward to the kindness in the conversation with the Lamas; have even picked up a thought or two from them. It is my privilege to […]

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